Abteilung Grünland und Futterbau/Ökologischer Landbau

Prof. Dr. Antje Herrmann

Antje Herrmann

Raum: 219
+49 431 880-7420

Interests and experience

modelling of yield and quality of forage crops, forage maize quality, forage crop rotations, plant physiology, analysis of virulence and resistance data in plant pathology.

Current research area

  • development of a model for harvest time prediction of forage maize, in cooperation with the German Maize Comitee (DMK) and Institute of Crop and Grassland Science of the Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL)
  • modelling forage quality of maize, cereals grown for whole crop, and grassland using FOPROQ
  • environmental impact on forage yield and quality
  • implementation of a model for harvest time prediction of grassland in the federal states of Nordrhein-Westfalen and Bavaria
  • critical crude protein content of forage maize
  • forage production in crop rotation versus maize monoculture
  • analysis of virulence and resistance data in plant pathology, [www.va-tipp.de]

Selected publications

  • Herrmann A, Kage H, Taube F, Sieling K 2017. Effect of biogas digestate, animal manure and mineral fertilizer application on nitrogen flows in biogas feedstock production. European Journal of Agronomy 9, 63–73, 10.1016/j.eja.2017.09.011K
  • Komainda M,  Taube F, Kluß C, Herrmann A 2017. Effects of catch crops on silage maize (Zea mays L.): Yield, nitrogen uptake efficiency and losses. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 10.1007/s10705-017-9839-9
  • Komainda M, , Taube F, Kluß C, Herrmann A 2016. Above- and belowground nitrogen uptake of winter catch crops sown after silage maize as affected by sowing date. European Journal of Agronomy, 79, 31–42.  10.1016/j.eja.2016.05.007
  • Ullmann I, Herrmann A, Hasler M, Cai D, Taube F 2015. Variability in the critical phase of stem elongation of perennial ryegrass genotypes: a source for breeding progress? J Agric Sci. doi: 10.1017/S002185961500091X
  • Svoboda N, Taube F, Kluß C, Wienforth B, Sieling K, Hasler M, Kage H, Ohl S, Hartung E, Herrmann A 2015. Ecological efficiency of maize-based cropping systems for biogas production. BioEnergy Research. doi: 10.1007/s12155-015-9614-1
  • Rath J, Heuwinkel H, Taube F, Herrmann A 2014. Predicting specific biogas yield of maize-validation of different model approaches. Bioenergy Research doi: 10.1007/s12155-014-9562-1.
  • Senbayram M, Chen R, Wienforth B, Herrmann A, Kage H, Mühling KH, Dittert K, 2014. Emission of N2O from biogas crop production systems in Northern Germany. Bioenergy Research doi: 10.1007/s12155-014-9456-2
  • Herrmann A, Claus S,  Loges R, Kluß C, Taube F 2014. Can arable forage production be intensified sustainably? A case study from northern Germany. Crop Pasture Sci. doi: 10.1071/CP13362
  • Köster JR, Well R, Dittert K, Giesemann A, Lewicka-Szczebak D, Mühling KH, Herrmann A, Lammel J. Senbayram M 2013. Soil denitrification potential and its influence on N2O reduction and N2O isotopomer ratios. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2013, 27. doi: 10.1002/rcm.6699
  • Claus S, Taube F, Wienforth B, Svoboda N, Sieling K, Kage H, Senbayram M, Dittert K, Gericke D, Pacholski A, Herrmann A 2013. Life Cycle Assessment of biogas production under the environmental conditions of northern Germany: Greenhouse gas balance. J Agric Sci. doi: 10.1017/S0021859613000683
  • Svoboda N, Taube F, Kluß C, Wienforth B, Kage H, Ohl S, Hartung E, Herrmann A 2013. Crop production for biogas and water protection – a trade-off? Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 177, 36-47. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.05.024
  • Svoboda N, Taube F, Wienforth B, Kluß C, Kage H, Herrmann A 2013. Nitrogen leaching losses after biogas residue application to maize. Soil Till. Res., 130, 69-80. doi: 10.1016/j.still.2013.02.006
  • Rath J, Heuwinkel H, Herrmann A 2013. Specific biogas yield of maize can be predicted by the interaction of four biochemical constituents. BioEnergy Res. 6(3), 939-952 doi: 10.1007/s12155-013-9318-3
  • Taube F, Gierus M, Herrmann A, Loges R, Schönbach P 2014. Grassland and globalization – Challenges for northwest European grass and forage research. Grass Forage Sci. 69(1), 2-16 doi: 10.1111/gfs.12043
  • Sieling K, Herrmann A, Wienforth B, Taube F, Ohl S, Hartung E, Kage H 2013. Biogas cropping systems: short term response of yield performance and N use efficiency to biogas residue application. Eur. J. Agron. 47, 44– 54. doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2013.01.002
  • Herrmann A 2013.  Biogas production from maize: current state, challenges and prospects. 2. Agronomic and environmental aspects. BioEnergy Res. 6(1) 372-387 doi: 10.1007/s12155-012-9227-x
  • Herrmann A, Sieling K, Wienforth B, Taube F, Kage H 2013. Short-term effects of biogas residue application on yield performance and N balance parameters of maize in different cropping systems. J. Agric. Sci. 151, 449-462. doi: 10.1017/S0021859612000548
  • Herrmann A, Rath J 2012. Biogas production from maize: current state, challenges and prospects. 1. Methane yield potential. BioEnergy Res. 5(4) 1027-1042. doi: 10.1007/s12155-012-9202-6
  • Schachtel GA, Dinoor A, Herrmann A, Kosman E 2012. Comprehensive evaluation of virulence and resistance data: A new analysis tool. Plant Dis. 96(7) 1060-1063. doi: 10.1094/PDIS-02-12-0114-SR
  • Eckersten H, Herrmann A, Kornher A, Halling M, Sindhøj E, Lewan E 2011. Predicting forage maize yield and quality in Sweden as function of climate change and variability. Acta Agric Scand Sect B - Plant Soil Sci 62, 151-165. doi: 10.1080/09064710.2011.585176
  • Nannen D, Herrmann A, Loges R, Dittert K, Taube F 2011. Recovery of mineral fertiliser N and slurry N in continuous silage maize using the 15N and difference methods. Nutr Cycl Agroecosys 89, 269–280. doi: 10.1007/s10705-010-9392-2.
  • Quakernack R, Pacholski A, Techow A, Herrmann A, Taube F, Kage H 2012. Ammonia volatilization and yield response of energy crops after fertilization with biogas residues in a coastal marsh of Northern Germany. Agric Ecosyst Environ. 160, 66–7. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2011.05.030
  • Salama H, Lösche M, Herrmann A, Gierus M, Loges R, Feuerstein U, Ingwersen B, Stelling D, Luesink W, Taube F 2011. Limited genotype- and ploidy-related variation in the nutritive value of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Acta Agric Scand Sect B - Plant Soil Sci. doi: 10.1080/09064710.2011.563750
  • Sanderson MA, Feldmann C, Schmidt J, Herrmann A, Taube F 2010. Spatial distribution of livestock concentration areas and soil nutrients in pastures. J Soil Water Conserv 65, 180-189. doi: 10.2489/jswc.65.3.180.
  • Kruse S, Herrmann A, Loges R, Taube F 2008. Prediction of gas production kinetics of maize stover and ear by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. J Anim Feed Sci 17, 422-433. (pdf)
  • Azzaroli Bleken M, Herrmann A, Haugen LE, Taube F, Bakken L 2009. SPN: a model for the study of soil-plant nitrogen fluxes in silage maize cultivation. Eur J Agron 30, 283-295. doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2009.01.001
  • Taube F, Herrmann A 2009. Relative Vorzüglichkeit von Mais und Gras unter Berücksichtigung von Klimawandel. Landbauforschung Völckenrode, Sonderheft 331, 115-126. (pdf)
  • Kruse S, Herrmann A, Kornher A, Taube F 2008. Evaluation of genotype and environmental variation in fibre content of silage maize using a model-assisted approach. Eur J Agron 28, 210-223. doi: 10.1016/j.eja.2007.07.007
  • Kruse S, Herrmann A, Kornher A, Taube F 2008. Genotypic and environmental effects on the water-soluble carbohydrate content of forage maize. Field Crops Res 106, 191-202. doi: 10.1016/j.fcr.2007.11.009.


Forschung und Publikationen


  • Variationsstatistik Ethik Fachschaft Kompetenzzentrum Milch Abreifeprognose Silomais